‘Players let the club down’, says frustrated boss

“THE players need a kick up the backside after that performance.”

That was manager Martyn Lakin’s damning verdict following Town’s early exit from this season’s FA Cup.

“It’s a massive disappointment,” Lakin told the Standard.

“The players have really let the club down.

“We should have been 3-0 up at half time but sometimes the luck deserts you. We missed a penalty after five minutes, wasted some good chances and their keeper has made some good saves.”

He added: “I said at half time the next goal would be a big moment and so it proved.

“We had a good first half and should have capitalised.

“They had two shots on target in the second half and scored from them both.”

The boss continued: “We had Heanor watched and knew what to expect from them. They are a good team and I’m certain they would be a top 10 side in our league.

“All credit to them but we could and should have won as they didn’t batter us in any way.”

The Poachers were without defender Jack Smith, meaning Ollie Pinner had to drop back into a the back four.

However, Lakin did not make any excuses and did not point the blame at his defence.

He continued: “Overall I’m not happy and feel quite embarrassed about the defeat.

“It also means a loss of revenue which is always a blow for a club of Boston’s size.”

With Danny Matson now suspended for three matches, the manager is looking to get ‘a few more bodies’ into the club to enable them to be more competitive against some big spending clubs.

“We have a number of teams on our doorstep who have far bigger budgets than ours so it’s always tough to compete,” he added.

On Saturday, Town travel to face Gedling MinersWelfare in FA Vase action (KO 3pm). Last night they hosted Spalding United in UCL Premier action.

Log onto www. bostonstandard.co.uk for a match report.